Bring your ap­petite

It’s a steak­house. It’s a butch­ery. Las Va­cas is both and more, writes

New Straits Times - - Flair -

IGET a What­sapp mes­sage to meet at Las Va­cas. A steak­house? I don’t eat beef, so I won­der if I’ll end up just nib­bling fries. Las Va­cas in Glo Da­mansara, best known for its beef, is bright and cheer­ful, with cor­ri­dor seat­ing for those who pre­fer non-air-con­di­tioned sur­round­ings.

Inside, a chiller next to the kitchen holds cuts of pre­mium Aus­tralian beef (wagyu, black an­gus and grass­fed) for home-cook­ing (roast­ing and bar­be­cue), sausages and beef wraps.

Cus­tomers choose from these and get the chef to cook it for them. Stan­dard cook­ing charges for meat un­der 1kg (in­clud­ing mar­i­na­tion, grilling, side salad and gar­lic bread) is RM30 and, for meat over 1kg, is RM100. Side or­ders of mush­room, veg­eta­bles, salad and fries are also avail­able.

Las Va­cas @ Glo is a joint part­ner­ship be­tween the af­fa­ble FD Idzham and Freddy Az­man. De­spite a30-year dif­fer­ence in their ages, the in­fec­tious ca­ma­raderie be­tween the duo makes cus­tomers feel re­laxed in their pres­ence. Fa­mous Beef Wrap (RM21.20 for six). Thin slices of sukiyaki beef are rolled with juli­enned car­rots, French beans and a slice of cheese.

The rolls are sauteed briefly and a creamy soya cheese sauce is poured over. The six rolls dis­ap­peared in the blink of an eye.

Sig­na­tureWagyu5Tom­a­hawk(RM53/100g) has a typ­i­cal un­cooked weight of 1.2-1.8kg. The prime rib is grilled, oven fin­ished and served with roasted potato, grilled veg­eta­bles, gar­lic bread and mixed salad.

It’s re­ally huge so my friends or­der in­stead Wagyu Rib­eye MB7 (RM65/100g), andGrain­fed Rib­eye (RM75/200g). Both are just lightly salted and grilled.

My friends say the Grain­fed Rib­eye has a hearty chewy tex­ture that most steak lovers en­joy. There is also some mar­bling, giv­ing the steak a solid beefy flavour with smokey hints.

On the other hand, they feel that the Wagyu MB7 is quite the ul­ti­mate steak in terms of flavour and tex­ture. It’s ex­cep­tion­ally ten­der, with a rich and lus­cious umam­i­flavour from the high per­cent­age of mar­bling. Def­i­nitely worth the price.

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